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Government Privacy Board Tells Obama: Shut Down NSA Mass Spying Now

The White House has been quiet on surveillance reform since the USA Freedom Act crumbled in the Senate last November.

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Bill Targets Federal Employees' Bonuses – Yet Again

Senator wants to stop rewards for those who damage the integrity of the federal government.

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New Leader of Federal IGs Stresses Value of Independence

Justice Department's Horowitz joined last year's protest of agency "stonewalling."

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"VA is still not doing enough to hold those responsible accountable for their corrupt behavior when treating our nation’s veterans,” said Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kansas. Moran is the bill's sponsor.

Senators Push Bill to Limit Number of VA Senior Execs Receiving Bonuses

The legislation, like its House counterpart, also would require the department's top career officials to switch jobs every five years.

Play of the Day: Tom Brady, Inflation and the Fed

What does the Super Bowl have to do with the Federal Reserve?

Obama's fiscal 2015 budget did not ask federal employees to contribute more toward their retirement, but it did propose 136 program cuts and consolidations.

Obama’s Budget Will Soar Way Above Sequestration Spending Caps

White House looks to unwind three-year-old measure that has crippled agencies’ budgets.

Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond Odierno, left, testifies before the Senate Armed Service Committee Wednesday.

Joint Chiefs Warn Against Sequestration, Again

Like a tragic Greek chorus, the Joint Chiefs again warned of the dire consequences of sequestration, although Congress is unlikely to act.

Lynch's Mission to Convince Congress She's Not Eric Holder Is Working

After one day of hearings, the potential attorney general is winning over some Republicans.

Obama Will Warn Republicans Against Homeland Security Shutdown

The president plans to preview his budget proposal at Democratic retreat, call for end to sequestration.

Play of the Day: Headwear Can Offend in Saudi Arabia

Americans need to take heed of sensibilities in the Middle East kingdom.

Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said Congress must pass a spending bill quickly.

Would a DHS Shutdown Mark the 'Height of Irresponsibility?'

Democrats say it would, Republicans counter that "it wouldn’t be the end of the world."

Play of the Day: Friends Don't Let Friends Drone Drunk

The latest White House security incident gives recreational drone pilots a needed reminder about safety.

The San Ysidro border crossing is marked.

Senate Set to Join Immigration Fight

The chamber will take up the House-passed Homeland Security funding bill as early as next week.

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